Rep. Rashida Tlaib has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years, most notably for her alleged ties to organizations like Hamas.
And more evidence has come to light that two of her campaign fundraising organizers actually were connected to an illegal financing scheme.
This is exactly the sort of thing that could damage the representative’s election chances.
The background to this story is more than a little disturbing, as it involves the terror killing of American teenager, David Boim.
Boim was waiting at a bus stop in the West Bank in 1996 when he was slain, and now it seems Tlaib has an unfortunate connection to that terrible crime.
Hamas is also at the core of the situation, which is another red flag.
Via Washington Examiner:
Two men who held key positions at nonprofit groups that were found liable in a Hamas terror financing scheme helped organize campaign fundraising events for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in 2018.
The men were paid by Tlaib’s campaign to organize these fundraising events, and were associated with a network of nonprofit groups found liable in 2004 for financing the Boim hit.
At that time, a judge ordered the three groups pay Boim’s parents $156 million as punishment for funding Hamas.
Immediately after the order, the three groups shut down and one – The Holy Land Foundation – had its assets seized by the U.S. government.
On top of that, 5 of its leaders were sentenced to decades in prison for supporting Hamas.
One individual was a campaign organizer for Tlaib: Rafeeq Jaber, who worked to “promote the Holy Land Foundation” and distributed pro-Hamas documents.
Jaber was filmed sitting in the front row of one fundraiser event, and also told his followers to support Tlaib in her bid for political office.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Jaber supports Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), another Muslim politician.
The fact that these men in question were connected to an American slaying, and connected to one of the most infamous terror groups in the world, is beyond concerning.
Many voters will remember this when re-election time comes around, and that could be problematic for Tlaib.
Source: Washington Examiner